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ORDINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinance will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at

7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, R.I. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter.

Complete copies of proposed Ordinance is available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, and the Cranston Central Library and the City’s website cranstonri.com under calendar by clicking on the meeting date.

“Individuals requesting interpreter services for the dear or hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk’s Office at 461-1000 ext. 3197 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date.”

Councilman Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

Christopher G. Paplauskas, City Clerk

Chairman, Ordinance Committee

PROPOSED ORDINANCE 1-17-01 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 10, CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” (Overnight Parking Permits)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 10.28, entitled “ STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING GENERALLY” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

10.28.091- Overnight Parking Pilot Program

A. This Program is limited to the following streets: Grand Avenue, Villa Avenue and Wheeler Avenue

B. Residents of Cranston may obtain a Residential Parking Permit from the Cranston Police Department. Residents of Cranston may obtain a 1 year Residential Parking Permit for a fee of one hundred dollars ($100), which would allow on-street parking to holders of the permit, so long as the holders of the permit do not violate other citywide parking restrictions, any other parking ordinance(s), or any restriction including within this chapter.

C. Residency within the City of Cranston must be proven when applying for the Residential Parking Permit. Residency within the City may be proven through a copy of a deed, utility bill, tax bill, rent receipt or other accurate means of proving residency in Cranston. Should an applicant submit a fraudulent address or fraudulent registration, the permit shall be voided without refund, and a fine shall be assessed against the original applicant in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). The application for the Residential Parking Permit must include an affidavit attesting that information included for this part of the submission is true and accurate.

D. Only vehicles registered in Rhode Island may be issued a Residential Parking Permit. Applicants must submit proof that their vehicle is registered in the State of Rhode Island. All outstanding parking tickets must be paid. Furthermore, all outstanding vehicle taxes must be paid and up to date. The application for the Residential Parking Permit must include an affidavit attesting that information included for this part of the submission is true and accurate.

E. Special Rules for other vehicles and circumstances

1. No commercial vehicles are eligible for Residential Parking Permit(s). Only standard issued passenger plates, such as but not limited to, veterans plates, prisoner of war plates, purple heart plates, Boston Red Sox plates, Patriots Plates, and handicapped plates.

2. Leased cars may be issued a Residential Parking Permit if the leased car is principally garaged in Cranston. The owner of the vehicle applying for a Residential Parking Permit must, in addition to complying with the registration and residency requirements of this chapter, submit a copy of the lease agreement with the application.

3. Rental Cars may be issued a Residential Parking permit if said rental car is being used by a resident of Cranston if the resident’s primary automobile is unavailable due to an accident, repair work, or other unforeseen event. The maximum duration that a rental car may be issued a Residential Parking Permit is sixty (60) days.

4. Residents of dorms on a college or university campus within the City of Cranston may not be issued a Residential Parking Permit

5. Residents who reside in a complex or dwelling that contains more than five (5) units, including but not limited to condominiums and apartments, may not obtain a Residential Parking Permit.

F. Payment of the one hundred dollar ($100) fee is due when the application is submitted to the City. Payment shall be made through cash or money order, and shall be made payable to the City of Cranston. The Residential Parking Permit will expire one year from the date of issuance by the City.

G. Use and Restrictions of the Residential Parking Permit

1. Residential Parking Permits allow holders to lawfully park overnight on streets. This does not allow holders of the permit to overcome any other parking restriction or ordinance in the City including, but not limited to, current designated no parking areas, no parking in crosswalks, no parking in front of fire hydrants, parking bans for snow removal or other City maintenance or any other parking ban found within the Cranston Municipal Code.

2. A Residential Parking Permit may not be transferred to another automobile or another person.

3. There is a strict limit of two (2) Residential Parking Permits per address.

4. If a Resident moves to another area of Cranston, different from the address to which the Residential Parking Permit was used, the holder of the permit must update their information with the City. There will be no additional cost for updating this information.

5. Should a resident move out of the City of Cranston permanently, the holder of the permit must notify the City of Cranston of the change of address. The Residential Parking Permit shall be voided if the holder permanently moves to a different municipality.

Section 2. Chapter 10.28, entitled “STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING GENERALLY” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

10.28.90- All Night Parking

Prohibited

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park the same on any street for a period of time longer than two hours between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day unless the operator of the vehicle has obtained a Residential Parking Permit pursuant to 10.28.090.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilman Stycos

PROPOSED ORDINANCE 1-17-05 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10.12.260 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” - One Way Streets Enumerated” (Cornell Street)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1. Title 10.12.260 of the Code of the City of Cranston, entitled “One Way Streets-Enumerated” is hereby amended by deleting the following:

[Cornell Street, northerly, from a point one thousand seventy-five (1,075) feet north of Phenix Avenue to Randall Street]

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by:

Councilman Paplauskas

1/26/17

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